Stay safe, stay off partially frozen waterways

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Haldimand County Emergency Services is reminding the public to be extremely cautious around partially frozen waterways.

Due to recent mild temperatures, venturing out onto ice for recreational activities is not safe and is strongly discouraged.

“In Haldimand County we are lucky to be so close to Lake Erie, the Grand River, and an abundance of ponds, streams, and tributaries that fulfill many recreational pursuits. Ice activities like skating and fishing can be enjoyed when conditions are favourable, but there will always be a level of risk,” said Jason Gallagher, Manager of Emergency Services and Fire Chief. “By venturing out right now, you’d be putting your safety and the safety of others in jeopardy.”

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